from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sharp ridge with steeply sloping sides, produced by erosion of the broken edges of highly tilted strata.
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- n. A sharp steep-sided ridge formed by the erosion of tilting strata
- n. A hogframe
- n. A Viking grave marker
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An upward curve or very obtuse angle in the upper surface of any member, as of a timber laid horizontally; -- the opposite of
- n. See Hogframe.
- n. A ridge formed by tilted strata; hence, any ridge with a sharp summit, and steeply sloping sides.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A back like that of a hog; a back which rises in the middle.
- n. A fish in which the back is humped some-what like a hog′ s.
- n. A low, sharply crested ridge rising upon the adjacent region, and usually formed of sand or gravel with boulders intermixed: in New England more commonly called horseback. Compare horseback, eskar, kame.
- n. In coal-mining, a sharp rise in the floor of a coal-seam.
- n. A hog-frame.
- Resembling a hog's back in form: used specifically in describing a small locomotive which is very low in build and has no cab.
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- n. a narrow ridge of hills
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